About Square Pegs

 

Square Pegs on overspillers.net  started life as an over 50's membership site namely http://overspillers.net back in February 2009.
I'd joined Sagazone in February 2008 as a member and got the idea to start my own forum based web site for the over 50's along Sagazone lines but wanted to do the web site construction the hard way and possibly learn something along the way in the process.
In due course overspillers.net was unleashed on the virtual world , the weird site name actually originating as a long running general chat topic on Sagazone of roughly the same name.
Overspillers.net  lasted 2 years and more before I decided to close it ,  the membership activity had dropped to all time low, folks would join but then not post and disappear and the general ambience of the place was reminiscent of a ghost town.
The reasons gleaned for this decline were conflicting - one would hear the site "was too much like other sites", then one would hear the site "was too different to other sites" and hence confusing or complicated - so a real mish mash of feedback.
So it was time for a change I thought, to try and appeal to a wider age as opposed to the sole and sometimes technophobic and less adaptive 0ver 50's mature internet user (silver surfer)  and also to attempt  to offer a wider range of activities to the site members than just a  forum (message boards) based site may, this being the introduction of user groups
User groups are popular on the likes of Facebook etc but then Facebook lacks the main site forum or message board that many users prefer or are accustomed to being present - thus was born 'Square Pegs on overspillers .net.
Square Pegs tries to amalgamate user groups (niches) with a main site forum where user groups users get their own main site forum user group sections as an added area of communication to the user group wall.

All are welcome here at Square Pegs - the nominal minimum age limit is 25 years of age with no upper limit- this assumes that those younger than 25 are well catered for elsewhere on the internet.
Our wish is to provide a wide ranging and interactive platform for our members where hopefully most will find a niche, a slot or an online place they can call home - the hook being a square hole for those square pegs out there. 

 

Andy Brom (aka Ringleader)